Easy company to work for with a great team of people to work with, I started knowing very little about anything electrical and everyone in the branch has done everything that they can to help me to learn. CEF has good job security with a good chance of career progression.
Good team of people, training provided, good chance of career progression
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Stratford, Greater London – 15 February 2018
A fun and engaging Company who always try to bring out the best in their employees. Management genuinely care about staff and customers The hardest part of the job was leaving to relocate. The most enjoyable part was the interaction with customers and staff from all branches.
Multi National Company with large benefits depending on your profitability
Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 1 November 2017
This company enjoyed a huge expansion worldwide from when I joined in 1984 to 2010. Rewarding and exciting environment to work in . Responsible for all branch activity from hiring staff to stock control and profitability.
I have worked for CEF since I have finished school, at times it can be a good company to work for but it depends on the branch you work for. They have long and underpaid working hours and you don't get a dinner break.
Store's manager (Former Employee) – West Yorkshire – 12 March 2017
City electrical factors is an overall ok company to work for, with the wages and holidays being rather small. The company offers room to progress when applicable but you could be disappointed with the salary package when you do get such opportunity. The hours are very long with a 7.30 to 5.30 every day with having to work over with no extra pay / over time.
I wasn't there too long due to unforseen circumstances but they seemed a decent company to work for. The job was varied and the company seemed well managed. Staff from other branches were always friendly and helpful.
Multi Drop Driver (Former Employee) – Bridgend – 7 October 2016
Loved working here, great guys, decent wages. Yearly bonus and plenty of options to promote or move branch. Loads to learn and very satisfying job role. Great work life/social life balance. Recommend this company to anyone.
My typical day started with planning areas to target and addressing my diary.Following that I had to sort all my customers problems so I could start my day off right. I learnt that being the cheapest wasn't always the way forward as quality did count for a lot but not to some. My managers were under so much pressure to achieve targets that unfortunately they wouldn't really have time to see you unless you were under performing which sometimes happened around Christmas times and the early part of the new year. Most of my co-workers were great but unfortunately some were not meant for wholesale industries or customer interaction jobs. The hardest part of this job was opening new accounts especially with some of the accounts practices living in the dark ages when it came to credit facilities and practices. The most enjoyable was winning large contracts/jobs with some contractors and actually seeing the product installed and working.
Van Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Trafford – 28 July 2016
Really enjoyed working for city electrical factors good company to work for only not very good pay but enjoyed being my own boss on the road and meeting people on the deliverys got to take van home only
Stores Manager (Former Employee) – Aberdeen – 29 July 2013
as stores manager my main duties were delegating duties to other members of staff an assure they were carried out as per company requirements day to day. Tool box talk on tasks on duties/orders that needed to be carried out that day. Purchasing orders for stock required and assuring best price possible for the specific item. Organizing delivery's direct to site for customers, expediting on orders to insure delivery was on time and dealing with any issues the accord and leasing with the customers direct. I dealt with my own customer accounts, from outstanding bills/credit for accounts, to questions or queries they might have. Through this role i learned allot about how to communicate and delegate better within a management role, i also learned that assuring a good client base with suppliers and customers is keys in this type of role. as part of the management team i answered to a branch manager and general manager and was able to discuss and put an opinion across on the best way forward for the company an to generate gross profit. i got on well with most of the employees within the company and still remain good friend with most including management. The hardest part of my job was the hours required towards the end of my employment which became very unsociable and very stressful. i liked this job as i was kept busy, i had a very good work force working for the company, and we will gave 110% to their day to day tasks and duties, i gained friends through this position and enjoyed every moment of it..